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Improving Patient Access to Biologic Therapies for IBD: Effective Practices for Community GI Providers

Improving Patient Access to Biologic Therapies for IBD: Effective Practices for Community GI Providers

Format

Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Released

March 21, 2017

Expires

March 21, 2018
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Maximum Credits

0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.75 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by The American Academy of CME, Inc. and Q Synthesis LLC

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Program Description

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may require treatments with biologic agents, but the administrative burden associated with the prior authorization process can lead to treatment delays if clinicians are unable to receive approvals in a timely fashion. Although national efforts aimed at administrative simplification have led to some progress in this area, a considerable amount of clinical workflow improvement is needed to help GI providers refine how they obtain prior authorizations for biologic agents.

This educational program was developed to help community GI providers improve how they navigate the complex and time-consuming process of obtaining prior authorizations for biologics. This program will highlight real-world examples of effective practices that have been implemented in the community by teams of GI clinicians working together to improve care for their patients with IBD. This program will also address ways that GI providers may file appeals more efficiently and effectively if their prior authorization requests are denied.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this educational activity includes gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, medical assistants, and other members of the GI care team.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Outline the key elements that are required to improve the prior authorization process around biologic therapies used for patients with moderate-to-severe IBD
  • Explain how different members of the interprofessional care team can proactively play a role to improve prior authorization documentation and provide input when appeals letters are required
  • List tools and resources that can facilitate the prior authorization and appeals process for GI practices in the community
  • Apply 2-3 specific process improvement plans designed to increase workflow efficiency around prior authorizations, appeals, and communication with payers

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy

As the accredited provider, the Academy will retain responsibility for the educational and clinical content of this activity. The Academy will assure compliance with all applicable Essentials, Policies, Standards, and government regulations regarding the provision of continuing medical education. This includes, but is not limited to, FDA, OIG, PhRMA Code, ANCC, ACCME, and AMA. The Academy will assure all decisions regarding this activity were made free of the control of the commercial interest, including but not limited to selection of faculty and validation of clinical content. The Academy will obtain all relevant disclosures and document process implemented to resolving all conflicts of interest regarding any faculty and any persons who have the ability to affect content.

Faculty

Joseph Feuerstein, MD
Attending in Gastroenterology
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Feuerstein has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.

Winston Wong, PharmD
W-Squared Group

Dr. Wong has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.

Laurie Powers Yopp, RN
IBD Nurse Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
UNC Multidisciplinary IBD Center

Ms. Yopp has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Natalie Kirkwood, JD, BSN, RN, (Lead Nurse Planner) from American Academy of CME, Inc., has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.

Paul J. Miniter, MS, from American Academy of CME, Inc., has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA, from Q Synthesis LLC, reports that he has served on the Speaker’s Bureau for Pfizer.

Credit

0.75

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Academy of CME, Inc. and Q Synthesis LLC. The American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.75

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.75 contact hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.

Disclaimer

According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any significant relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of the Academy to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, Q Synthesis LLC, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact CEServices@academycme.org.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

Instructions

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-assessment questions, post-test, and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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